Guy Clark s earthy narratives connect directly at heart. Guy writes about something very specific and detailed in his own life yet it has universal meaning, says iconic songwriter and Clark disciple Lyle Lovett. He does this better than anybody. You take more from Guy s songs every time you listen and go farther in. Go ahead. Dive in yourself. Live from Austin, TX captures the singular songwriter in peak form. Notice straightaway: Clark s workaday poetry isn t simply cheating and drinking country music. Instead, Clark delves deeply into more literate and meditative storytelling. His songs unearth the extraordinary in the ordinary ( L.A. Freeway ). They re as accessible ( Texas 1947 ) as they are artful ( That Old Time Feeling ). Four decades on, Live from Austin, TX showcases Clark delivering his most vibrant ( Rita Balou ) and vivid vignettes ( Homegrown Tomatoes ) at his height. The results are stunning. Clark s guitar playing s pristine ( Virginia s Real ). His singing s sharp ( Anyhow, I Love You ). His stage presence absolutely captivates (the then-brand new Randall Knife ). Texas music fans: Check out a youthful Robert Earl Keen sitting spellbound front row that night at Dixie's in 1983.